By Jeanne E. Fredriksen
This election year promises to be interesting for the town of Rolesville not only because of the sheer number of people running for a total of three positions but also because this is the first election in Rolesville in over eight years where candidates are not running unopposed. Five candidates are vying for two seats as Commissioners on the Town Board, and two candidates are running for Mayor.
As a service to business owners and residents, the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a public Candidates’ Forum and Meet & Greet on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will take place in the Community Center of Rolesville Town Hall.
“All of the candidates plan to be there,” said Jenny Rowe, Executive Director of the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce. “Mayor Eagles, all five that are running for the two seats for Commissioner, and mayoral candidate George Drewett.”
The evening will begin with all seven candidates introducing themselves, giving five-to-ten minute synopses of their visions for Rolesville, and explaining why they believe they deserve your vote.
In the spirit of community, the evening will not be a debate. Rather, the Chamber sees this as an opportunity for business owners and residents to meet the candidates, shake hands, and put a face and name together along with each candidate’s vision before heading to the voting booth on November 3.
Business owners and the general public are invited. Light refreshments will be provided by local restaurants while the candidates meet and greet everybody informally. For more information, contact the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce at 919-562-7069.
The last day to register to vote in the November 3 Wake County municipal election is Friday, October 9, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. You may register to vote in Wake County if you are: A citizen of the United States | 18 years of age or older 17 years of age and will be 18 by the date of the next general election | A legal resident of Wake County for at least 30 days before the date of the next election. You may register to vote here.